Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and writer Daniel Alarcón, the host and executive producer of Radio Ambulante, tell the story of a poet who changes Santiago, Chile, with building poems.
Glen Creason, the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, finds so many maps in one house, he doubles the library’s collection.
Celebrating the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The farm manager of a small Vermont college talks about the school’s decision to slaughter an aging ox - and the protests that followed.
Illustrator Matt Kish speaks with Dick about how he channeled an obsession with Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick into a work of art for each page of the novel.
A profile of violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird from Jonathan Menjivar.
An auctioneer calls off plans to auction the initial resting place of Elvis Presley in Memphis.
A poem by Sharon Olds capturing a daughter's trip home to a sick father.
Singer songwriter Adam Cohen on picking up the family business and writing in the tradition of his father, Leonard Cohen.
Dick speaks with Matt Sheehy, a Portland songwriter, about how his work as a forester appears in his music.
Dick remembers hearing Whitney Houston when he worked in Russia.
WBEZ and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the case of Carlos Centeno, a worker who was burned by water and chemicals at a factory.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks with novelist T. Geronimo Johnson about his sprawling debut "Hold It ’Til It Hurts."
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